Thursday, March 3, 2011

Embrace The Desert

My husband and I just went on a little get-away to Las Vegas.  We had a wonderful time touring through the culinary wonderland (Hubert Keller is a Master!), seeing Lion King and enjoying our fabulous room.  At the end of our trip we drove out to Red Rock Canyon and experienced the opposite of The Strip.  It was beyond silent and peaceful.



 Yes, he really is that strong!
My husband kept saying over and over again how beautiful it was in the desert.  I have to admit, I found it interesting and pretty for a little while, but the desert is not my kind of "beauty."  I much prefer the forest, lush green hills, or ocean.  I just didn't find the landscape that "beautiful."
When we returned home from the desert, circumstances placed us back on a path to walk through one of life's deserts and this time I think I'm going to be forced to sit awhile until I truly find the beauty in it.
"Because of your great compassion you did not abandon them in the desert." Nehemiah 9:19
Praise God that we are not alone in the desert.


15 comments:

  1. Such fun photos! Looks like you guys had a great time!

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  2. Great pictures! We are heading to Vegas in July, and I can't wait!

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  3. GORGEOUS! We always do the I'm holding the rock up pose too! Funny stuff.

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  4. How fun! The desert has its own beauty, but I'm like you, I need green!

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  5. what a poignant post. the desert is a beautiful place to visit. but i too am thankful we are never long abandoned there.
    and i'm with you...give me the ocean any day of the week!!!

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  6. First of all, prayers to you and your family! I am so glad that you were able to get away with your hubby and find some joy. From experience, the shock, pain and what if's will never fully go away, but they do subside and you will find the beauty again.

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  7. Oh how I want to go out west one day! These pics are sensational. The sky is beyond blue.

    and where did you get those smokin' boots!? love them.

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  8. BEAUTIFUL pictures and you are rockin your outfit!!! We just went to Lion King on Sunday for my Little Sister's birthday!! When did you go? Small world ;)

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  9. I'm a red rock gal through and through, but I understand where you are coming from. Great pictures!

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  10. you look so hot, momma! loving your posts. so touching. xoxo.

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  11. awww. I went back and read your post about your circumstance. I'm so beyond sorry to read of your loss but so thankful to read that you KNOW Jesus will carry you through. That's a super testimony but I know it doesn't erase the pain and the healing in process. the pics of the desert are beautiful. My eye added an extra "s" and I kept waiting to see pics of a wonderful dessert and was confused at first! lol.

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  12. I do think the photos are beautiful...always nice to get away alone.....

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  13. fabulous pics! what a gorgeous backdrop :)

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  14. So glad that you were able to escape for a little bit! Still praying for you and your family... so glad for GOD's rest and peace! God bless!

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  15. Great photos! I love the one where he looks like he's holding up the rock!

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